Gender Rights Defender Arrested in Egypt

In November, Cairo International Airport authorities told Azza Soliman - a lawyer and founder of the Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance - as she was leaving for a conference in Jordan that she had been banned from traveling outside Egypt.



  • Egypt:   Women's Rights Defender Arrested

    HRW, 8 December 2016

    Police arrested a leading Egyptian women's rights defender at her home in Cairo on December 7, 2016, a serious escalation in the authorities' ongoing crackdown on independent… Read more »

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Azza Soliman, a lawyer and founder of the Center for Egyptian Women's Legal Assistance.